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by PeeBee
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Grain Brewing
Topic: Damson Porter/old ale help
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Damson Porter/old ale help

No experienced suggestions, I've not brewed a fruit beer yet, but I can comment on the brewing technique: If you are planning on residual sweetness (and higher "body") 65C seems a bit low. "Normal" would be 66-67C, and high body 69C (I do go up to 74C for very special circumstances). Saison yeasts c...
by PeeBee
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: Cask co2 volumn
Replies: 35
Views: 1005

Re: Cask co2 volumn

I can dial it down to almost closed so it can act like a cask breather Careful, it isn't a regulator. You can turn it down until there is only a slight whiff coming through, but that slight whiff won't stop coming through until the cylinder is empty. Use to give a manual blast when it needs it. The...
by PeeBee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

One image is designed to be run headless, i.e. no graphical interface running so you use SSH or similar from another machine. The reason for running headless is that it uses much less resources and gives you more leeway for running other things on the Pi. That would be an explanation, except … The ...
by PeeBee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?
Replies: 9
Views: 418

Re: Cutting thick stainless (5mm) ?

I've got to cut a very large diameter hole (100mm) through 8mm stainless steel plate and tracked down an excellent solution! Find someone who can do it for you! They have laser cutters and they weld in the tri-clover flange too. Expensive, but the tools to do it yourself are flippin' expensive too a...
by PeeBee
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

The "alternative" Tilt software for the Pi was a doddle to install like the default image. The hardest part was downloading the image as it's not glaringly obvious where to find it. I haven't a dedicated little screen for the Pi yet (about £25-65) but plugged in a full-size screen. The "alternative"...
by PeeBee
Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I’m currently only logging a single Tilt via my Pi Zero W. The fermenter (fermentasaurus) sits inside a brew fridge which is 2-3m from where the Pi sits and I have no apparent Bluetooth issues. … Well the Fermentasaurus isn't an issue 'cos it's made of non-conducting plastic. The fridge though … My...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: CO2 pipe

Is that your crazy keg wash peebee? Nope! If you look at the piccie's timestamp, it was one of last years projects. Keg washer (I'm thinking of putting a shower curtain about it and make it multi-functional) is held up waiting for the new power supply to arrive - well, I was convinced I had a 45A s...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: CO2 pipe

Another piccie, just to put scale to the claim it's "very flexible": 20180605_101828_WEB.jpg Actually one of those lines did crimp shut; one connecting lid components with box components (with grey band around it). It didn't crimp shut until the lid was closed which caused some head-scratching when ...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: Cleaning, Sanitation and Sterilisation
Topic: used keg cleaning
Replies: 13
Views: 521

Re: used keg cleaning

i did think of knocking something up with a sprayball and pump but that still wouldnt clean out the dip tubed etc. Use the beer-out post for pumping from and pump out to the sprayball (diverting a dribble to the gas-in post). But sprayballs can be a pain. Getting a pump powerful enough (lots of flo...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Dispensing
Topic: CO2 pipe
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: CO2 pipe

Silicon is very porous to gases (including oxygen, so don't use it as beer-line) so isn't ideal even though it is perfect for pre-fermentation beer use. For CO2 the fish-tank users use polyurethane. Polyurethane is used for many pneumatic uses. I've been using it (6mm OD, 4mm ID plus 8mm OD, 6mm ID)...
by PeeBee
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I'm using TilT Pi with my v2 Tilt. It's not without its' foibles, but means the Tilt continually logs to Brewfather for me (other places supported too), so I can check my brew progress anytime, any place. I've ordered a Raspberry Pi earlier today to be used for monitoring a Tilt. I'll be using the ...
by PeeBee
Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Replacement on its way it seems: Sounds good. I’m sending you (per the customer) a new Tilt. Here’s your tracking number <link removed> We truly want customers to be happy with our product and we stand by them 100%. If you would, please let your "community" know that it's best to reach out to us dir...
by PeeBee
Sat Jun 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

Baron Brew have got back to me. I don't seem to be able to attach the entire thread, but in brief: Paul, Thanks for the follow up information. I suspect this Tilt was not calibrated correctly at the factory. We offer a satisfaction guarantee. He it is on our website https://tilthydrometer.com/pages/...
by PeeBee
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

That lager I was testing the Tilt with is kegged now and the wayward Tilt retrieved. Put it plain water and it records 1.010, not zero as it was calibrated 10 days or so ago. It's bust, but I've to wait for "Baron Brew" to confirm that. But that graph with all the readings has been updated: Zeitgeis...
by PeeBee
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Brewing Equipment
Topic: Tilt hydrometer review
Replies: 65
Views: 2593

Re: Tilt hydrometer review

I would post in the tilt Facebook group, my experience with multiple Tilts isn't consistent with yours so it might be faulty. They are pretty quick to send out replacements if they think it is. Pressure fermenting does affect it but then you can account for this. Oh, also there are a few versions, ...